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Trail Conditions

(Nadine Levin)

SEVERE WEATHER ADVISORY: With over 40 inches of accumulated rain in our open spaces, and thousands of acres to manage, be advised that not all trails have been inventoried and may be unsafe. Please check your local trail conditions following the link. *NOTE: Local road conditions are not updated on the Open Space website. Check road conditions with Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Caltrans, or your local city. 

This information is updated as needed when trails are opened or closed, or when there is scheduled trail maintenance. 

Trail conditions can vary depending on the time of year, the impact of rain and storms, construction and maintenance and other occurrences. Please be aware that trail closures may change from day to day without notice, based on current and predicted weather conditions. During winter storm season high waters can make creek crossings hazardous, so plan your outing accordingly. 

Bicyclists and equestrians: To prevent trail damage, please avoid riding dirt trails while it is raining or right after larger storms where there is lots of standing/running water on the trails. 

Trail closures are strictly enforced.

Bear Creek Redwoods

  • Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve remains CLOSED due to Santa Clara County Roads' closure of a large section of Bear Creek Road because of a culvert failure under the roadway.
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Coal Creek

  • Alpine Road Trail will be open November 2022 - June 2023. Expect closures in the summer of 2023 as Phase II of the project will begin. Find out more here. 
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    map of Coal Creek Preserve trail closures
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El Corte de Madera Creek

  • Visitors should proceed with extreme caution on all trails due to the potential for hazardous post-storm trail conditions.
  • Methuselah Trail, from Giant Salamander Trail to South Leaf Trail, is CLOSED to equestrians due to trail damage
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El Sereno

  • The Aquinas Trail is currently OPEN
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Foothills

  • No reported trail closures.
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Fremont Older

The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Toyon Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Wedding Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
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La Honda Creek

The following trail may be closed to hiking and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Folger Ranch Loop Trail is CLOSED to hikers and equestrians.
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Long Ridge

The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Chestnut Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Long Ridge Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Peters Creek Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.

 

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Los Trancos

  • No reported trail closures.
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Miramontes Ridge

  • This preserve is closed to the public.
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Monte Bello

 

  • Canyon Trail and Table Mountain Trail in Upper Stevens Creek County Park close at the crossings with Stevens Creek during high water events.
  • Table Mountain Trail in Upper Stevens Creek County Park will be CLOSED until April 2023 for repair. This may affect trail connections through the county park from Saratoga Gap and Monte Bello preserves. Read more at the Santa Clara County Parks website.

The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Skid Road Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Stevens Creek Nature Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians between Skid Road and Canyon Trail.
  • White Oak Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
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Picchetti Ranch

  • No reported trail closures.
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Pulgas Ridge

 

  • The Blue Oak Trail is CLOSED due to storm damage.
  • The Polly Geraci Trail is CLOSED due to storm damage.
  • The County of San Mateo has restricted all on-street parking along Edmond Road during the construction of the Cordilleras Mental Health Center.
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Purisima Creek Redwoods

1/28/2023- Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve will reopen to the public with the following trail closures and access restrictions still in effect:

  • Due to significant storm damage, the entire preserve is closed to horses.
  • The Whittemore Gulch Trail is closed to all (except between the two connections to North Ridge Trail).
  • The Purisima Creek Trail is closed to all between Grabtown Gulch Trail and Craig Britton Trail.
  • The Purisima Creek Trail is open to hiking only from Highway 35 to Craig Britton Trail. 
  • Purisima Creek Road should be avoided to allow clear access for emergency staff and residents.
  • There is no parking at the Purisima Creek Road/Higgins Canyon Road trailhead at this time. 

Be advised there may be additional trail damage and down trees in the preserve. 

parking restrictions at lower Purisima Creek Redwoods

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Rancho San Antonio

The following trails may be closed to equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Quarry Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Hammond-Snyder Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
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Ravenswood

  • No reported trail closures.
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Russian Ridge

  • No reported trail closures.
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Saratoga Gap

  • Table Mountain Trail in Upper Stevens Creek County Park will be CLOSED until April 2023 for repair. This may affect trail connections through the county park from Saratoga Gap and Monte Bello preserves. Read more at the Santa Clara County Parks website.
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Sierra Azul

  • Limekiln Trail is CLOSED between Priest Rock Trail and Kennedy Trail. 
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Skyline Ridge

  • No reported trail closures.
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St. Joseph's Hill

  • No reported trail closures.
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Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area

  • No reported trail closures.
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Teague Hill

  • No reported trail closures.
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Thornewood

  •  Bridle Trail advisory: Crossing Dennis Martin Creek is not advised during high water events.
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Tunitas Creek

  • This preserve is closed to the public.
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Windy Hill

  •  Razorback Ridge Trail is CLOSED to all visitors between Eagle Trail and Lost Trail due to trail damage.
  • Lost Trail south of Hamms Gulch Trail is CLOSED due to trail damage

 

The following trails may be closed to equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Betsy Crowder Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Hamms Gulch Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Lost Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Razorback Ridge Trail is CLOSED to equestrians
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